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It’s the best feeling when you get to work with a couple who trusts your vision, loves your style and let’s you just do what you do. That was exactly the kinda couple Denise and Justin are and were during our Los Angeles Arboretum engagement session! Up for all my suggestions and just as excited about them as I was. For example at the Los Angeles Arboretum there was this old and amazing, unused greenhouse sitting off the path un disturbed and begging for someone to take some photos in it! We luckily found an open door and went in with the assumption someone would come along and ask us to get out of it but luckily no one did. The rest of our shoot consisted of walking around the beautiful Los Angeles Arboretum grounds, past the many peacocks and lakes chatting and shooting along the way. This is how I love to do engagement sessions, casual, fun all the while trying out all the awesome spots we come across.


Went on a bit of an adventure for this shoot, trekking out to Anza Borrego Desert which is just one long windy road away from Julian. It took a bit of research to figure out how to get to Slot Canyon and then the dry lake bed. Each of them is a nondescript side turn off the main road onto an unpaved slightly bumpy road to the final destination. With a pretty quick Google search you can find where both are, and they’re about 20 minutes from each other. The day we went it was pretty hot to start but once we reached the dry lake bed closer to sunset it was actually pretty nice!
We had a good time exploring the area and taking photos along the way. I love shooting in epic landscape spots like this one and can’t wait to go back and do it again, if not just for the shooting but for the post burrito and margarita we all had!


I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in months, that’s really bad you guys! I’ve become so focused on shooting new stuff like this and updating my Instagram with new work that sadly my poor little blog has sat attention less. That stops right here and now with this post from a recent shoot I did featuring this gorgeous model, Jill Stuart gowns and headpieces by What a Betty.

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Their love story started close to where they now stood; 10 years later on a warm day in La Jolla exchanging rings and I do’s at The Martin Johnson House. Their love has taken them from the beachside locals of San Diego to the desert landscape of Dubai…yes Dubai. Chris’ work took the two to this exotic city, where architecture is ultramodern and the shopping scene is legendary. Once they were engaged the knew they wanted to share the big day back in San Diego in front of family and friends, and so the challenge of planning a wedding from over 8,000 miles away and 11 hours ahead began. With the help of a friend who lived in San Diego, and a special thanks to technology (which allowed us to have a Skype meeting) Laura was able to pull it all together.
I think more could be said about the love between these two than I could ever write. You can see it on their faces in the photos. It’s there in the way Laura looks at Chris and the way he looks back at her. It was a pleasure to watch you two fully enjoy your wedding day, and I hope the feelings you had then all come back while viewing the photos! View full post »